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Category Buyer

Employer
The People Co.
Location
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Salary
£45k-£50k per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Purchasing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Our client based in Bedfordshire is searching for a Category Buyer to join their exceptional Procurement division and be part of an international food business.  

Job Role
You will support the Central Procurement Category Manager with the strategic raw material portfolio for an ingredients category for European factories.

Responsibilities
•    Prepare and organise negotiations using the new formats 
•    Assist the Category Manager in negotiating contracts and deploy them in various regions
•    Provide support to mitigate risks in practices (such as single supply exposure and contingency planning)
•    Monitor the implementation of dual supply and value optimization in different regions
•    Continuously monitor the market and provide market insights
•    Manage supplier relationships, including fieldwork presence in sourcing origins
•    Participate in group audits, generate meeting reports, and follow up on actions
•    Support the transformation of procurement practices within the regions
•    Support in increasing central spend and expand the supplier base at the central/group level integrating new suppliers
•    Enhance the screening of the portfolio and integrate existing SKUs/businesses from Solina sites and new acquisitions
•    Provide support to reach our sustainability targets 2030

Personal Profile
•    Adept in all financial metrics 
•    Entrepreneurial spirit, hands-on, action oriented and flexible approach
•    Strong analytical skills, excellent communicator and diplomatic
•    Ability to travel mainly Europe 
•    You are well organised, design strategic and tactical structures and processes and you know how to translate them to management level
•    Basic excel (Pivot table, VLOOKUP etc.)
•    Negotiation, Strategic sourcing, INCOTERM, Tariff code
•    Ability to organize your workload with autonomy, ability to work under tight schedule 
•    Change management 
•    Ability to manage transversal project with multi-site implications. Matrix organisation previous experience
•    Ability to represent the group image towards suppliers
•    Customer centric mindset.

Ref Code: FMW41339

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Company

CPA Recruitment rebrands as The People Co.

CPA Recruitment has rebranded as The People Co., putting people directly at the heart of its brand.

Established in 1987, The People Co. is an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

Spanning the UK, Europe and North America, the business works with start-ups through to established multinationals, from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level.

The People Co.’s focus, structure, client base, People and locations remain the same as before.

people co

Our Story

Resourcing solutions. Sounds a bit impersonal, doesn't it? That's just not how we role; at The People Co., we're all about people!

Can we help our clients fill their job vacancies? Absolutely.

Can we help our job candidates find the right job? You bet we can.

We’re an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

From our offices in the UK and North America, we work locally and globally with clients from start-ups to established multinationals. And with candidates from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level. All of this is underpinned by our 36 years’ heritage in providing a flexible, bespoke service.

Areas our People cover

From beginning to end, we cover roles across the whole food and consumer goods supply chain. Our team of People - dedicated sector specialists - really know their onions and many have experience of working in the industry themselves.

As well as covering mature areas of the market, we ensure we’re on top of emerging areas, so we can support clients as best we can.

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 8203 1000
Location
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
Watford
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD24 7AE
United Kingdom

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